NYC
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Aafia Siddiqui, Alleged Al Qaida Sympathizer: No Jews On Jury

Aafia Siddiqui, the MIT-trained scientist accused of shooting at FBI agents and having ties to Al-Qaeda, began the jury selection for her trial by saying that she did not want any Jews on the panel.

"Lady Al Qaeda," as some media outlets are referring to her, announced that she was "boycotting" the trial and that jurors should be "subject to genetic testing" to see if they are of "Zionist or Israeli background."

Siddiqui went on, saying, "I have a feeling everyone here is them... They should be excluded if you want to be fair."

The Pakistani-born Siddiqui also announced that she does not trust her lawyers nor the judge.

Siddiqui is on trial for allegedly grabbing an Army officer's rifle during an interrogation and firing at soldiers and FBI agents. Wounded in the incident, Siddiqui was brought back to the US to face charges of attempted murder and assault.